Given that the Florida peninsula is surrounded on both sides by water, many of our communities are struck squarely by severe storms year in and year out – especially during hurricane season. Even though we can’t stop mother nature from delivering severe weather all around the state of Florida, we can take the necessary precautions to control facets of every storm’s impact. And it starts by clearing up some common misconceptions about storm protection! Read on to learn the truth behind this important aspect of owning a home.
Myth #1 – Storm protection is not aesthetically pleasing.
Some homeowners stay away from storm protection products because they are afraid it will compromise the aesthetic appeal of their house. The reality is that you can have your cake and eat it, too! In this case, storm protection products come in a wide array of materials and styles so that they can match the rest of your home. Functionality and beauty go hand-in-hand! Ask White Aluminum about our selection of storm protection products, such as impact windows, hurricane shutters, and garage door braces. We will work with you to recommend the best products to fit the shape and style of your home.
Myth #2 – Temporary fixes are good enough.
Think of temporary fixes like flimsy bandages. You can patch up your cracked window with some sealant now, but it won’t fix the true issue the next time a major storm impacts your home. Hurricane-force winds will place a great deal of stress on all your windows, doors, garage, and even the roof itself. Plus, flying debris is capable of damaging just about anything exposed to the elements. The next time you notice a part of your home in need of repairs, take care of it now – and don’t rely on cheap, quick solutions!
Myth #3 – I don’t live by the water so I’m safe.
Coastal area do bare the brunt of hurricanes and other significant storm systems that come from large bodies of water, but that doesn’t mean that landlocked cities are safe. Inland locations can experience strong winds, heavy rain, and even tornadoes that are spawned during a hurricane. Plus, drastic rainfall can lead to flooding just about anywhere. Never make the mistake of assuming you’re safe just because you don’t live by water.
Falling for any of these myths is a hurricane-sized mistake. The reality is that hurricane-related errors are easily avoidable as long as you understand the facts! Prepare your home for any storm the right way by contacting White Aluminum. We will provide storm protection solutions that both protect your home and keep it looking good!